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Name Official number Flag IMO
DON MANUEL    ESP   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1852  1852  9/1852 
Vessel type Vessel description
Coaster   Iron Screw Steamer  Schooner
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Denny, Dumbarton Albert Yard  24 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
130 grt /  / 100 ft  18 ft    7 ft 6 in 
Engine builder Benjamin Hick & Son, Bolton
Engine detail
2cyl 24"x30" vee-configured geared oscillating 40nhp 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Heredia & Co, Malaga     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
9/1852 engine trials on River Mersey 
Remarks
The engines "are of novel construction, combining great power with economy nof space, and much simplified in the working parts. The cylinders oscillate and are 24in diameter by 30in stroke, 40 strokes per minute. By a peculiar arrangementof the screw, the unpleasant 'bump bump' general to this mode of propulsion is avoided, and there is not the slightest tremor perceptible. the starting and reverse motion is exceedingly simple and instantaneous in its action, yet so powerful, that a child might work it, and it gives the engineer the most complete control of the engine. Against a strong tide, and with the engines at only two thirds speed, she steamed at eight knots per hour, and although all is new, every bearing was quite cool, thus proving the accuracy and perfection of her machinery." [Liverpool Mercury. 1 Oct 1852] 
End year Fate / Status
    
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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